I have become increasingly aware that my body is probably not going to go back to the size 4 I was 10 years ago. I am however, a relatively happy size 8 and that is down from a size 12 that I was almost 2 years ago when I had Madelyn. I lost the first 20 pounds (I gained about 35) within the first year without much exercise but when the weight loss slowed down I didn't know what to do.
A lot of health magazines that say that walking can do the trick so I decided I would try that route before joining a gym. I needed a way to track the distance I walked and found this pedometer to be a practical, easy to use solution.
Oregon Scientific offers several pedometers for both walkers and for those on a more rigorous marathon type routine who may need a pulse meeter to make sure their heart rate is at the correct level.
The pedometer that I favor is a simple one with a panic alarm. I am a bit paranoid. I don't like walking by myself but sometimes I have to and knowing that I have a panic alarm helps me to relax and enjoy my walk.